School of Law

Undergraduate Courses


Our undergraduate law degrees include the LLB and a variety of BA degrees which offer you the opportunity to combine core legal subjects with some modules in non-law areas.

Teaching is primarily by lecture and tutorial class, but some modules are taught by discussion groups and seminars. You can also take part in our Skillegal Programme, which is a series of workshops on skills such as presentation, communication and negotiation.


Study abroad options

We also have a variety of study abroad options. Students on the BA or LLB Law degree courses can apply to transfer to one of our four-year law degree programmes. The practice is to transfer a select number of students who have successfully completed their first year of study. If you are successful, you will spend your third year studying at an overseas university. The courses available are:

Qualifying for professional practice

All our degrees are Qualifying Law Degrees allowing exemption from the whole of the Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) of the Law Society and the Bar.

Graduates wishing to qualify as barristers or solicitors may proceed directly to the vocational stage of legal training - for solicitors, the Legal Practice Course, and for barristers, the Bar Professional Training Course. A number of institutions offering these courses guarantee a place for Nottingham graduates with at least a 2:2 degree.

Overseas practice

Law graduates from the University of Nottingham may be eligible to practise overseas including in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Singapore, where admission to the Bar (or equivalent) can be attained subject to meeting the jurisdictions' conditions.

How to apply

If you're applying for admission to a full-time first degree course (even if you already hold a degree), you must apply through  UCAS.

The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)

All applicants, including mature and overseas applicants, must take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) exam if you are applying for an undergraduate law degree at the University of Nottingham. Please view our individual course pages for more details.

Dr Sandra Frisby, Associate Professor talks about studying law at the University of Nottingham.

Undergraduate brochure

undergraduate brochure

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Q-Step programme

We are one of 18 institutions in the UK to have been selected to participate in the Q-Step programme, designed to help provide the next generation of social scientists with the evaluative and analytical skills required to examine data, as well as enhancing their career prospects.

A specially designed Quantitative Methods pathway is available on our BA Law.

Student societies

The School of Law is home to a number of societies, catering for a wide variety of activities that are of interest to undergraduate law students. All of these societies are run by current students from the school, elected to committee by their fellow students.

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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